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The inclosed case of Thos. Norris I first observed in the Aurora, and consider it a duty to have it enquired into,& on obtaining credible testimony, to make it the subject of representations to the British government. as I imagine he must have applied to you with his papers, could you find means to invite him to send me his own affidavit in due form, with as many others as he can procure to...
Th: Jefferson returns to Col o Duane the two packages which he supposes to be the last. he has found them as correct as the earlier ones, and much more so than the three preceding. should he be mistaken in supposing these the last, some delay may attend any future ones, as he is just setting out to an establishment he has about 90. miles Southward (near Lynchburg ) and probably will be absent...
By a new arrangement of the post between Washington and Milton, Charlottesville &c it now leaves Washington Monday evening & reaches this neighborhood Thursday morning. consequently […] the Philadelphia papers of Saturday morning arrive here the Thursday morning following, [say] in 4. days exclusive of Sunday. […] they [would] before to be 9. days on the road. I recieved your paper of Saturday...
Th: Jefferson salutes mr Duane and asks the favor of him to procure & forward to him the following books, which he thinks he mentioned to him in conversation when he had the pleasure of seeing him last, & mr Duane thought he could procure the editions desired Malthus, if an 8vo. edition can be had. Conversations in Chemistry } decent English editions in 8vo. or 12mo. Cumberland’s Memoirs the...
Your favor of the 17 th ult came duly to hand; and I have to thank you for the military Manuals you were so kind as to send me. this is the sort of book most needed in our country, where even the elements of tactics are unknown. the young have never seen service; & the old are past it: and of those among them who are not superannuated themselves, their science is become so. I see, as you do,...
I have duly recieved your favor of the 10th. and shall always be thankful for any information you will favor me with, interesting to our affairs, & particularly which may enable me to understand the differences of opinion & interest which seem to be springing up in Pensva., & to be subjects of uneasiness. if that state splits it will let us down into the abyss. I hope so much from the...
The intercourse with France being now open, I expect every hour a letter from M. de Tutt Tracy , on the subject of his book. what shall I be able to say to him? is it translated? is it in print? & when may it be expected? on the late change of government, he will probably print the original there, and as it will be instantly translated ours may be anticipated. We are looking to new arrivals...
I recieved, a few days ago, a pamphlet on the subject of America, England and the Holy alliance, and read it with unusual interest and concurrence of opinion. it furnished a simple and satisfactory key for the solution of all the riddles of British conduct & policy. while considering and conjecturing who could be it’s author, I happened to cast my eye on the few words of superscription, and...
I do not know how the publication of the Review turned out in point of profit, whether gainfully or not: I know it ought to have been a book of great sale. I gave a copy to a student of W m and Mary College and recommended it to Bishop Madison then President of the College who was so pleased with it that he established it as a school book, and as the young gentleman informed me, every copy...
I am sincerely concerned and mortified at the failure of the remittance I had supposed made to you as long ago as March last. I received an account signed ‘ John B. Smyth for W m Duane’ in Feb. consisting of 2 articles to wit the translation 60.D. a year’s subscription for the Aurora to become due May 1 st 16. and on the 18 th of Mar. I desired my correspondents Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond...
Such has been the hurry & bustle of the close of a session of Congress & of my departure, which now takes place in an hour that I have not been able to acknolege the re ciept of your letters, but I did what was essential as to the most important one. I consulted with Gen l Dearborne and we concluded that the public service permitted the indulgence and the proceeding which would accomodate your...
Your favor of Feb. 14. has been duly recieved, and the MS of the Commentary on Montesquieu is also safe at hand. I now forward to you the work of Tracy , which you will find a valuable supplement and corrective to those we already possess on political economy. it is a little unlucky that it’s outset is of a metaphysical character, which may damp the ardor of perusal in some readers. he has...
The address of the Ward committees of Philada on the subject of removals from office was recieved at Washington on the 17th. inst. I cannot answer it, because I have given no answers to the many others I have recieved from other quarters. you are sensible what use an unfriendly party would make of such answers by putting all their expressions to the torture: and altho’ no person wishes more...
Your letter of the 5 th with the volume of Montesquieu accompanying it, came to hand in due time; the latter indeed in lucky time as, inclosing it by the return of post, I was enabled to get it into mr Warden’s hands before his departure, for a friend abroad to whom it will be a most acceptable offering. of the residue of the copies I asked, I would wish to recieve one well bound for my own...
Your 3 d packet is recieved before the 2 d had been returned. it is now inclosed , and the other shall go by the next post. I find as before nothing to correct but those errors of the copyist which you would have corrected yourself before committed to the press. if it were practicable to send me the original sheets with the translated, perhaps my equal familiarity with both languages might...
I now inclose you catalogues of the books which are to be imported for Congress and which you desired to have placed under your procurement . I have written to mr Short at Paris and mr Erving at London to superintend the purchase in order that the books & their prices may be such as they approve, and I have inclosed them copies of the catalogues; so that your correspondent will have to obtain...
When I wrote you my letter of Mar. 28. I had great confidence that as much at least could have been done for you as I therein supposed. the friend to whom I confided the business here, and who was and is zealous, had found such readiness, in those to whom he spoke, as left no other difficulty than to find the bank responsible. but the Auroras which came on while this was in transaction,...
Th: Jefferson with his compliments to Gen l Duane incloses him 5 Dollars to be placed to his Aurora account, which he believ es has been heretofore paid up to May 1. 1817 . he salutes him with continued esteem and respect. PoC ( DLC ); on verso of reused address cover of John Vaughan to TJ, 2 June 1817 ; dateline at foot of text; with one word faint and one number rewritten by TJ for clarity;...
London History Bossuet’s universal history. 2.v. 12mo. Newton’s chronology. 4to. Collier’s historical dictionary. 4.v. fol. Wood’s Athenae Oxonienses The American & British Chronicle of war & Politics, 1773–1783. Lond. 1783. by E.I.S. 8vo. Puffendorf’s introduction to the history of the Universe Salmon’s chronological abridgment of the history of England, in English if to be had. otherwise the...
I inclose you a pamphlet on a subject which has, I believe been little understood. I had expected that it’s explanation would have gone to the public thro’ the medium of a trial at bar: but, failing in that, I have thought it a duty to give it through the ordinary medium of the press. I wish it could have appeared in a form less erudite. but the character of the question, and of those for...
I wrote to you on the 24 th of Nov. on the subject of mr Tracy ’s book. a mr Ticknor from Massachusets was lately with me, and being to proceed to Paris within about four weeks offers so safe a conveyance for my letters that I cannot avoid writing to mr Tracy . I have hoped that the delay of your answer was occasioned by some prospect of publishing the work yourself, or of getting it published...
I have long ceased to read newspapers, except a single one of my own state, and that chiefly for the advertisements. perfectly resigned as a passenger to those who are navigating the vessel of state, and with entire confidence in them, I scarcely enquire, or wish to know what is passing. age has relieved me from these cares, and now calls for tranquility & rest. under these circumstances it is...
Your favor of Aug. 17. arrived the day after I had left this place on a visit to one I have near Lynchburg , from whence I am but lately returned. the history of England you describe is precisely Baxter’s of which I wrote to you; and if you compare him with Hume you will find the text preserved verbatim, with particular exceptions only. the French work will accompany this letter. since writing...
I now return the translated sheets . you will find in them some pencilled words, chiefly corrections of errors in the copyist. in one part they are something more. having retained a copy of the part I translated & forwarded to you in my first letter , I was enabled to collate that with the corresponding part now inclosed, and I found, in a few instances, changes in the structure of the...
Your two favors of June 5. & 23. came to hand in due time, and according to the request in the last I wrote to the President on the subject of the appointment which was the object of that letter. I apprehend however it may have been premature, as I doubt whether he will proceed to an appointment before the meeting of the Senate. the constitution allows him ‘to fill vacancies which may have...
I learn with sincere concern, from yours of the 15 th recieved by our last mail, the difficulties into which you are brought by the retirement of particular friends from the accomodations they had been in the habit of yielding you. that one of those you name should have separated from the Censor of John Randolph , is consonant with the change of disposition which took place in him at...
Repeated enquiries fr on the part of Senator Tracy what has become of his book (the MS. I last sent you) oblige me to ask of you what I shall say to him. I congratulate you on the brilliant affair of the Enterprize & Boxer . no heart is more rejoiced than mine at these mortifications of the English pride, and lessons to Europe that the English are not invincible at sea. and if these successes...
Your favor of Sep. 20. has been duly recieved, & I cannot but be gratified by the assurance it expresses that my aid in the councils of our government would increase the public confidence in them; because it admits an inference that they have approved of the course pursued when I heretofore bore a part in those councils. I profess too so much of the Roman principle as to deem it honorable for...
Since my letter to you of the 3 d I have had occasion to make a remittance to mr Dufief bookseller of Philadelphia out of which I have desired him to pay my arrears for the Aurora, being of two years I believe besides the current year. if you will be so good as to call on him for it within a few days after your reciept of this, the remittance will by that time have got to his hands from Gibson...
It has not been in my power sooner to acknolege the reciept of your favors of the 2d. 4th. & 16th. instant. it is true that while at Monticello I recieved the sheets of a Spanish pamphlet, by successive mails, but as I saw no indication of the quarter from which they came, I supposed they were forwarded by one of the Spanish gentlemen, and laid by the first sheets till all should be recieved....